Shanty Creek Michigan

Shanty Creek Resort - "Michigan's Favorite Resort"
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If you are planning a great vacation getaway in Northern Michigan then look no further than Shanty Creek Resorts. After a 10 million dollar renovation the amenities are spectacular. Located between Traverse City, Petoskey and Gaylord, Shanty Creek is in the heart of Michigan’s vacation destination.


Shanty Creek Resort is made up of three highly acclaimed villages within 4500 acres of scenic woodlands. Golf courses, ski slopes, mountains and magnificent views of Lake Bellaire encompass the fun filled area. Golf Destination Review’s accommodation was spacious, lavish and more than comfortable. Dining was luxurious, inviting and delicious. A complimentary shuttle service provides access to the complete resort and downtown Bellaire.

Shanty Creek is a true four season family resort. During spring, summer and fall months, enjoy world class golfing at Arnold Palmer’s, The Legend, Tom Weiskopf’s, Cedar River, the Schuss Mountain course and Summit Golf Club.

Wintertime would not be the same in Michigan without Schuss Mountain. Shanty Creek offers the perfect combination of great terrain and special ski events. Ski facilities include 52 runs on two mountains featuring 4 terrain peaks, a 700 foot half pipe, over 175 inches of snow and a 450 ft. Vertical drop.

Discount lift ticket pricing and season passes, expert ski instruction and a wonderful family atmosphere earned, “The Best Downhill Terrain in the Midwest” quote by visitors. Shanty Creek Resorts is the premier winter family destination in the Midwest.


THE LEGEND - Designed by Arnold Palmer, Par: 72, Yardage: 6,764, Slope: 137, Rating: 73.6.
Awarded 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” directory. The course offers majestic views overlooking Lake Bellaire and valleys beside sparkling ponds. The Legend was awarded one of the top four resort courses in the U.S. by readers of Golf Magazine.

The Legend River Golf

CEDAR RIVER - Designed by Tom Weiskopf, Par: 72, Yardage: 6,989 Slope: 144, Rating: 73.6.
This magnificent course is known for exciting and memorable golf. The elevated tees represent some of the best holes in golf. Winding through scenic ponds and forest, the course overflows with diversity and beauty. Management have put millions of dollars into the restoration of the course. Cedar River is rated one of America’s “Top 100 Resort Courses” by Golf Week and one of Golf Magazine’s “Top Ten in the United States”.

Cedar River Golf

SCHUSS MOUNTAIN – Designed by Warner Bowden/William Newcomb, Par: 72, Yardage: 6,922 Slope: 127, Rating: 73.4. Built in the 1970’s, Schuss Mountain is a classic Northern Michigan golf course. It is a big, gently rolling course, winding through many tight, tree lined holes. Several holes are elevated for spectacular variety. A tranquil but yet challenging golf experience at Shanty Creek. Enjoy the splendour of nature, hills and wildlife. No wonder it is named a top public course year after year.

Schuss Mountain Golf Course

SUMMIT – Designed by William Diddel, Par: 71, Yardage: 6,260, Slope: 122, Rating: 72.
Golf Destination Review did not play this course. Pure Michigan - Michigan’s Official Travel and Tourism website writes: “Shanty Creek’s first course winds majestically across the rolling hills of Antrim County. Breathtaking and player friendly, Summit remains a long time favourite among golfers who favours wide fairways and difficult, but putt-true greens”.

Summit Golf Club

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